The aim of The World Through Picture Books programme is to create an annotated list of picture books from around the world, recommended by librarians. The programme is led by IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section. The programme was launched in 2011 and the first edition of favourite books from 30 countries was published in 2012. The third edition (2023) features the lists of the favourite picture books from 57 countries, in 37 languages and includes 530 books. Among them are 10 picture books by Croatian authors and illustrators.